THE SISTERS HAYES, (Christina, Esther and Rebecca) are a trio of sibling artists living and working between Melbourne, Australia and Dallas TX, USA. With collective skills in painting, costume and set design, animation, film & photography, the familial group make diverse collaborative works.
Currently in development is “A Tar Paper Shack”– a multifaceted project exploring their North American heritage.
The Sisters Hayes recent work includes: set and costume design for Going Down (STC / Malthouse 2018), Antigone (Malthouse, 2015) guest artists for ‘Portraits‘, a public program and group exhibition with Rawcus, art direction and production artwork for Malthouse Theatre’s 2015 Season, set and costume design for Walking into the Bigness (Malthouse, 2014), a new collaboration with Paul Hodges, a moving image commission for ACMI (Profile Me, 2013), curating The Great Un Reveal (a collaboration with Arts Project Australia, 2012), solo exhibition Big Sky Country (Rae & Bennett Gallery), set and costume design for Blood Wedding (Malthouse Theatre, 2012), production design for the Carnival of Mysteries (2010 Melbourne International Arts Festival), and ‘A Good Death’, a dark and decorative multi-faceted exhibition for the 2010 Next Wave Festival. Their work has been featured in Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century published by Routledge Press.
The Sisters Hayes strive to make work that is narrative driven, handcrafted, theatrical and materially beautiful. Working communally to conceive, research and present ideas, The Sisters craft and stitch together shared stories.